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David Cooper, Edward Barnholt, Craig Mello, Steven Henikoff, Timothy Kish, Christian Henry, Mark Gardner, Vikram Jog, Jim Golden


David Cooper has been named senior vice president, finance, and treasurer at Agilent Technologies. Most recently, he was CFO of QRS, a collaborative services and software provider.

Also, former Agilent Technologies CEO Edward Barnholt has been named to the board of directors of eBay. Barnholt stepped down as CEO of Agilent in March.

The National Academies of Science this week elected 72 new members and 18 foreign associates. Among them are RNAi pioneer Craig Mello, a Howard Hughes investigator and professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, and Steven Henikoff, a Howard Hughes investigator and member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, who invented computer strategies and technologies that helped with the sequencing of the human genome.

Timothy Kish has resigned as chief financial officer of Illumina, the company said this week. He will remain a company consultant. Kish is replaced by Christian Henry. Most recently, Henry was CFO of Prior to that, he was vice president for finance and corporate controller of Affymetrix. Henry holds a BA in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.

Mark Gardner has been promoted to chief marketing officer of Invitrogen, the company said this week. Most recently, he was Invitrogen's vice president of commercial marketing. Gardner holds a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy, a masters degree in international relations from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Vikram Jog has joined XDx as chief financial officer, a new position, the company said this week. Most recently, he was vice president of finance for Celera Genomics and Celera Diagnostics. Prior to this, he was vice president of planning and corporate controller for Applera. Jog received a bachelor of commerce degree from Delhi University in Delhi, India, and an MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Jim Golden has left his position as vice president of research at IDC's market research unit Life Science Insights to join SAIC as chief technology officer for its commercial life science group, GenomeWeb News' sister publication BioInform reported last week. Golden told BioInform that he will be responsible for adapting technologies that SAIC has developed for its government and public-sector clients to the pharmaceutical IT market.


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